Assessment and Treatment Using the SOS Approach to Feeding
The Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) Approach to Feeding workshop is a trans- disciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems from birth to 18 years. It integrates posture, sensory, motor, behavioural/learning, medical, and nutritional factors to comprehensively evaluate and manage children with feeding/growth problems.
Dr. Kay A. Toomey is a Paediatric Psychologist who has worked with children who don’t eat for almost 30 years. She has developed the SOS Approach to Feeding as a family centered program for assessing and treating children with feeding problems. Dr. Toomey speaks nationally and internationally about her approach. She also acts as a consultant to Gerber Products. Dr. Toomey helped to form The Children’s Hospital – Denver’s Paediatric Oral Feeding Clinic, as well as the Rose Medical Center’s Paediatric Feeding Center. Dr. Toomey co-chaired the Paediatric Therapy Services Department at Rose Medical Center prior to entering private practice. Dr. Toomey acted as the Clinical Director for Toomey & Associates, Inc.’s Feeding Clinic for six years and SOS Feeding Solutions at STAR Institute for eight years. Dr. Toomey is currently the President of Toomey & Associates, Inc., and acts as a Clinical Consultant to the Feeding Clinic at STAR Institute.
Dr. Erin Sundseth Ross is a Speech Pathologist with a Doctoral degree in Clinical Sciences – Health Services Research. She completed a two-year post-doctoral training in the Section of Nutrition and is a Clinical Instructor in the School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Ross has over 25 years of experience working in the NICU within several HealthONE hospitals, and with children when she was at the SOS Feeding Solutions clinic in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ross is the creator of the SOFFI MethodSM, a feeding program for use in the NICU. She has specialized in the development of feeding skills, and the etiology and treatment of feeding and growth problems in infants and very young children from initial hospitalization through the first 5 years of life.
This Conference is intended for professionals who work with children with Feeding Difficulties. This includes: Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Special Educators, Early Intervention Specialists, Nurses, Psychologists, Physicians, Dietitians, Mental Health Workers, other Child Care Providers and Educators.
The SOS Approach to Feeding conference is an Intermediate level course: Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter
This training conference is accessible for Certified and Registered Health Professionals or Supervised Therapy Assistants only. This conference, it's content and assessment process are not suitable for teachers, teaching staff with additional roles, students or parents.
This conference is designed to help professionals assess and treat children with Feeding Disorders and other Feeding Difficulties using the SOS Approach to Feeding. The Sequential Oral Sensory Approach to Feeding is a trans-disciplinary program designed to help professionals understand the multi-factorial complexity of Feeding Problems, as well as how to identify areas needing intervention and how to treat the “whole” child.
*Understand areas of human function that need to be examined to provide a comprehensive Feeding Assessment
*Identify developmental milestones key to being able to eat well
*Understand why children won’t eat
*Identify components of an SOS Approach to Feeding program for babies, toddlers and young children in either an individual or group therapy session
Understand how to build a Food Hierarchy
Identify strategies for progressing a child
If you are from the UK and seeking to use the hours for your continuing professional development requirements, you will need to keep your certificate of attendance and your conference agenda for submission by you to your professional Royal College. You may be required to submit a learning/reflection log
If you are from the USA and seeking to use the hours to go towards your professional certification maintenance hours with ASHA or your state you must keep your certificate as proof of attendance. However, this course will not be able to be added to your ASHA CE registry.
If you are from the USA and seeking to use the hours for your AOTA continuing education requirements, you will need to keep your certificate of attendance and your conference agenda for submission by you to your professional organisation. However, there will be no direct submission to or awarding of CEU’s to AOTA by Therapy Train.
Tuesday 4th - Friday 7th May 2021 @ 13:00 to 22:00 BST (London Time)
£649+VAT Early Bird Rate
£699+VAT Standard Rate
Please ensure to read and accept all Terms & Conditions related to conference registration
Registration December 2020 - 16th April 2021